“Joker” Won’t Play at the Theater Where the “Dark Knight” Shooting Took Place in 2012

 In 2012, a gunman opened fire in a theater that was showing the Batman movie “The Dark Knight” in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 70.  Not surprisingly, that theater will NOT be playing “Joker” when it opens next weekend.

Meanwhile, family members of some of the victims sent a letter to Warner Brothers, asking them to donate to groups that aid victims of gun violence.

One woman whose daughter was killed in the shooting calls the movie, quote, “a slap in the face.” 

She adds, quote, “My worry is that one person who may be out there . . . and who knows if it is just one . . . who is on the edge, who is wanting to be a mass shooter, may be encouraged by this movie.  And that terrifies me.”

Warner Brothers issued a statement affirming its commitment to ending the epidemic of gun violence . . . but added, quote, “[We believe] that one of the functions of storytelling is to provoke difficult conversations around complex issues.” 

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